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“Who would have thought that in the heartland of the midwest, we could get such fresh. delicious seafood?”

Waterfront Seafood Market
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Urbandale, Iowa
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4 reviews
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“Who would have thought that in the heartland of the midwest, we could get such fresh. delicious seafood?”
Reviewed March 31, 2009

If your come to the Des Moines area, go to The Waterfront Sea food Market. You won't be dissappointed. The waiting may test your patience, but once you get seated, it is all worth the wait. Service is effecient, food is delicious, atmosphere is casual and comfortable. Be prepared to see someone you know. It's the hot spot in WDM.

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des moines, Iowa
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16 reviews
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“Perhaps the best seafood bargain anywhere”
Reviewed January 29, 2009

I think you can get better seafood at a restaurant like SPlash, but not twice or 3 times the price better.

Waterfront is an excellent restaurant.. The Grilled salmon, I always get the Blackened catfish, it's really good, But basically everything is really good and fresh.

Wife loves the crabcakes, I love the fried oysters appetizer

Most dishes are around $12 dollars, some higher some cheaper, It is very reasonably priced and for seafood I describe it as High quality with medium to low price!

I mean it has the price comparison of Red Lobster,but the 2 restaurants aren't even in the same league!! SOOO much better,

Highly recommended especially for the price.

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“Excellent food and service! I've never been disappointed here. There sushi is delicious too.”
Reviewed May 17, 2008

Excellent food and service! I've never been disappointed here. There sushi is delicious too.

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“Very good seafood. Very...”
Reviewed April 27, 2008

Very good seafood. Very good. Well worth the waiting list to get in.

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Owatonna, MN
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“Fresh and delicious seafood”
Reviewed April 6, 2008

The waterfront is truly a great place to eat. WOnerful seafood and a nice variety of side dishes, including sweet potatoes and steamed vegetables. The service is great, too.

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